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One collision and over 180 explosions have been recorded
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- Title One collision and over 180 explosions have been recorded
- Released 14/04/2005 10:32 am
- Copyright ESA
To date, one collision and over 180 explosions in space have been recorded. Further explosions and collisions are most likely. The explosions are mainly caused by onboard energy sources, either due to a pressure build-up in propellant tanks, battery explosions, or the ignition of hypergolic fuels. Each explosion creates thousands of small debris objects.